Synopsis: While celebrating Christmas at a cabin in the woods, a group of high school students are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons.
Ridiculously Brilliant Fun!
Puppet Killer is exactly what you can expect from a low-budget festive horror comedy set around a bunch of friends heading to the Cabin in the woods and getting stalked by a killer puppet. It’s daft, its silly and it’s bloody good fun.
One of the most genius moves in the film is casting a 50-year old (Aleks Paunovic) as a teenage boy. He stands out a mile in the school scenes, walking the halls with his school books, but it’s a brilliant nod to the 90’s horror and teen film fascination of casting obviously older actors in roles way younger than they should be portraying.
Once you get past the initial shock of a young boy suddenly becoming a middle-aged man after a “ten years later” time shift, you get into the film which isn’t at all bad. Sure, its as stupid and obvious as it’s going to be….it’s a pink puppet called Simon killing everyone off one-by-one whilst they all run around quoting horror movie tropes, then walk straight into them. You see every death coming a million miles away, but I couldn’t help but have a smile on my face throughout, and I am sure that’s exactly what Director and Writer Lisa Ovies was aiming for.
I found myself liking this way more than I should and will be one I will be recommending to others who love this kind of humour and silliness.